CROCKPOT BEEF AND BROCCOLI




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Introduction

Indulge in the savory flavors of slow-cooked goodness with this easy and delicious Crockpot Beef and Broccoli recipe. The combination of tender beef, crisp broccoli, and a flavorful sauce will have your taste buds dancing with joy.

Why Make This Recipe

This recipe is perfect for busy days when you want a hearty and satisfying meal without spending hours in the kitchen. Simply toss the ingredients into the crockpot in the morning, and come home to a flavorful and comforting dinner ready to be served over a bed of fluffy white rice.

How to Make Crockpot Beef and Broccoli

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds sirloin steak or boneless beef chuck roast, sliced thin
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 Tablespoons water
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) frozen broccoli florets
  • Cooked white rice to serve with (if desired)

Directions:

  1. In the insert of a 6-quart crockpot (slow cooker), whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and garlic.
  2. Place slices of beef in the liquid and toss to coat. Cover with lid and cook on low heat for 5 hours.
  3. When beef is done cooking, whisk together cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Pour into crockpot and stir to mix well.
  4. Add the frozen broccoli over the beef and sauce. Gently stir to combine. Cover with lid and cook for an additional 30 minutes to cook the broccoli and thicken the sauce.

How to Serve Crockpot Beef and Broccoli

Serve this delicious dish over cooked white rice to soak up the flavorful sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds or chopped green onions for an extra pop of flavor and color.

How to Store Crockpot Beef and Broccoli

Store any leftover beef and broccoli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through.

Tips to Make Crockpot Beef and Broccoli

  • For extra flavor, marinate the beef in the soy sauce mixture overnight before cooking.
  • To add a kick of heat, sprinkle red pepper flakes or drizzle sriracha over the dish before serving.
  • Make sure to slice the beef thinly to ensure it cooks evenly and becomes tender.

Variation

For a healthier version, use low-sodium soy sauce and reduce the amount of brown sugar. You can also add other vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, or snap peas for added color and nutrients.

FAQs

  1. Can I use frozen beef instead of fresh for this recipe? Ans: Yes, you can use frozen beef, but make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

  2. Can I use chicken instead of beef for this recipe? Ans: Yes, you can substitute chicken for beef to make Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli.

  3. Can I add other sauces like oyster sauce or hoisin sauce for a different flavor? Ans: Absolutely! Feel free to customize the sauce to your liking by adding different Asian sauces for a unique twist.

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